Thursday, July 28, 2005

survey says: i had downtime today!

What with funerals and computers crashing, I’m just now getting to this. So, a bit of fun before I post about all that (sometime over the next week or so).

  1. What is your occupation? Product Content Developer
  2. What color is your underwear? An extremely pale blue
  3. What are you listening to right now? LizD and MichaelM typing, my stomach growling, and too-loud people in the conference room behind me.
  4. What was the last thing you ate? Frosted mini wheats (breakfast)
  5. Do you wish on stars? No, but I like to look at them.
  6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Mahogany, mahogany, mahogany!
  7. How is the weather right now? Mildly warm.
  8. Last person you spoke to on the phone? A helpdesk technician because my work computer is experiencing terminal errors
  9. Do you like the person who (sent this to) you copied this from? Yes
  10. How old are you today? 32.9589 years old
  11. Favorite drink? Mango Fandango (Knudsen soda). Most common drink is water, but I wouldn’t normally call it a favorite.
  12. Favorite sport to watch? Basketball, not that I watch anymore.
  13. Have you ever dyed your hair? Nope. It changes color at its own whim.
  14. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Glasses.
  15. Pets? 2 kitties, muffie and dolce. And of course, pearl the wonderpuppy!
  16. Favorite month? November I guess. Cooler weather, paid time off and yummy food.
  17. Favorite food? Probably almost anything with carbs
  18. What was the last movie you watched? Spiderman 2, last night. A mediocre but mildly entertaining movie.
  19. Favorite day of the year? Christmas. Presents, good food and holiday stuff everywhere!
  20. What do you do to vent anger? Glower. Alternately make snarky comments and avoid speaking.
  21. Fall or Spring? Fall
  22. Hugs or kisses? Smooches!
  23. Cherry or Blueberry? Raspberry
  24. Do you want your friends to blog you back? Good idea, but I’m not sure who’s left.
  25. Who is most likely to respond? A ghost
  26. Who is least likely to respond? Same answer.
  27. Who do you live with? Min plus the critters listed above
  28. When was the last time you cried? Really cried…wow. Several months ago? Don’t remember. But got misty at the funeral last Friday.
  29. What is on the floor of your closet? Carpet. Also shoes and one corner dedicated to gift wrap and wrapping accessories
  30. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Karen, from junior high, although we only email once every few years.
  31. What did you do last night? Watched my computer tumble towards death. Enjoyed the evening at home (dinner, walking pearl, email, watching a movie)
  32. Favorite smell? Um..
  33. What inspires you most? People living life to the fullest. Oh, and really funny people. It inspires me to be even funnier.
  34. What are you afraid of? A life without chocolate.
  35. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Cheese please!
  36. Favorite car? Normally I would say “none” because I don’t really think about it. But then I met Betty. Case closed.
  37. Favorite dog breed? I have plenty I don’t like, but most of the rest, bring ‘em on!
  38. Number of keys on your key ring? 5 – 3 for the house, 1 for the car, 1 for my bike lock
  39. How many years at your current job? .86301 years
  40. Favorite day of the week? Saturday or Sunday will do just fine!


Thursday, July 14, 2005

it's a family affair

as a reprieve from our own personal dramas, i now bring you drama from the unbearably hot streets of tucson, arizona: early wednesday morning, min's nephew matt was shot and killed by local police.

no i am not kidding.

i was ready to tell you all about it but min just sent me that article a little bit ago. and turns out some of the facts were wrong so see? link's even better than my version. although the article doesn't also mention that matt's mother, pam, also recently had a fire blaze through her apartment complex, demolishing most of her belongings, and that her husband rick recently lost his job. leaving them with no income at present.

min wasn't super close to matt, so she seems to be doing ok. (sidebar: she's doing a bit better, tube came out fine (by itself!), she's got more energy, just having some trouble eating). but we are going down to help support the rest of the local family, which is understandably pretty shook up. especially, it sounds like, his brother, who witnessed the event and has a similar history with the prison system, unfortunately.

funeral is next friday so i'll be taking off a few days while we trek down there. meantime i've got craploads of work to do so i probably won't be posting much for a while (like i've got tourettes now). if you feel so inclined, please send your well wishes/good thoughts to min's family, particularly his brother paul (JR) and mother pam.

now this is cryptic

the adventures of TerseMan

all i can say is i hope this guy uses paypal to send the "reward money". clearly this guy spends a lot of time at the keyboard. too much time, i suspect. and by enabling him to send money with a few keystrokes, paypal can help him continue his strange little life.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

adventures of baroness min-chausen

yesterday min went to get her j-tube removed, both because she doesn't need it (yay!) and it was getting too cranky to stay there anymore.

ok fine. but a few seconds after WonderSurgeon starts pulling it out, min SCREAMS. for most people, says the doc, it just comes right out and doesn't hurt. but you know us queers, we gotta be different. apparently min wasn't really ready to let go just yet. WonderSurgeon says problem is most likely the swelling around the tube so it should be better next week, now that min's on antibiotics for it.

other than yesterday's excitement, min is doing relatively well. eating, overall, is going more smoothly both in terms of what options are and how well the food goes down. still having more trouble with the latter than she'd like, but at least once in a while - brace yourself - we can eat the same food.

i know that doesn't sound like an earth-shattering comment, but about two weeks ago, we prepared a meal together that we both subsequently ate. and that hasn't happened since..hmm.. maybe february or march. it's been quite a while, and it was fun. i kinda forgot how much so.

also i can tell she is doing better because in general she is more chatty and just happier. funny how not being in contant, almost unbearable pain will make you chipper. :-p so i'm happy for her and i'm happy for us.

and now for some randomness:
i can't believe this is news
badass science stickers